posted on Feb, 18 2014 @ 10:57 PM
I'm not a supporter of Obama, but facts are facts. Although it's sad this young man lost limbs in a war that should have never taken place, nobody
put a gun to his head and forced him to sign-up for a war that was wrong in the first place and based on lies.
Obama never even voted on the war in Iraq and stated he was against it.
Obama was not in the Senate at the time of the vote but opposed the war from the start. He has proposed a phased withdrawal of U.S. troops
from Iraq to be completed by the end of March 2008, and he told reporters he was uncertain how Clinton intended to end the conflict.
Maybe this young man should put the blame squarely on the Bush administration for creating fear and lies about Iraq having WMD's. When no WMD's
were found, the Bush administration changed the mission to continue the occupation of Iraq! Remember "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED", if it was, why
weren't our young men and women sent home?
Iraq was never a threat to the United States. No ounce of blood should be shed to fight wars or conflicts that are not a direct threat to the U.S.
homeland. The conflicts and occupations in the middle east have always been about the control of oil. If you don't think so, just check out the
increase in Haliburton's stock since the invasion.
I do blame Obama for not withdrawing troops out of Iraq immediately after taking office. But we know how all his other promises fell by the wayside.
He's a president with no backbone.
Too many young men and women are caught up with the glory of being in the military that are pushed upon high school students by recruiters. Their
minds are impressionable and some connect the enjoyment of playing war video games as a prelude to real combat. When they see their buddies cut down
and the real hell of war, reality sets in and they realize too late that joining the military wasn't what they thought it would be.
Government officials use these impressionable minds to do their dirty work. They can ruin and end young lives at the click of a voting switch.